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  Nov 24, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-18

Criminal Justice AAS


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Two-Year Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Criminal Justice degree is offered to students interested in criminal justice and related careers. Students will gain exposure to a broad curriculum of criminal justice studies which stress both practical knowledge and theory.

Students will be academically qualified for positions requiring a two-year degree in fields such as law enforcement, corrections, and related fields. This degree may also prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university for further study in criminal justice or a related field.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Explain the criminal justice system in terms of how various elements interact to accomplish the mission of the criminal justice system.
  • Interpret case law and statutes pertaining to specific criminal justice roles.
  • Describe the constitutional rights of citizens, offenders, and victims as they apply to state, federal, and procedural laws.
  • Identify legal and moral responsibilities of criminal justice professionals as they relate to cultural diversity and establishing positive community relationships.
  • Describe the dynamics of interviews and interrogations to as they relate to conducting effective investigations.
  • Recognize behaviors that indicate substance abuse and/or mental health issues during encounters with individuals.

Program Requirements


Number of credit hours necessary for completion: 91

Required Courses


Student Success


Communications


Computation


Students must select one course in this general education requirement. 

Arts and Letters


Students must select one course in this general education requirement. 

Social Sciences


Students must select two courses in this general education requirement. 6 credits

Science / Math / Computer Science


Students must select two courses in this general education requirement. 8 credits

Electives


Students must complete electives as required to bring the total number of credits to 6 credits. The following courses are recommended, but any 100- or 200-level courses may be chosen as an elective.

Health and Wellness


Student must select one course in this requirement. 3.00 credits

Arts and Letters Additional Course Options


Social Sciences Additional Course Options


Science / Math / Computer Science Additional Course Options


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